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Bumbershoot Day 2: Israel Nash, Chimurenga Renaissance, The Melvins, Lee Scratch Perry, Punch Brothers

The weather was still shades of gray on Sunday, but overall promised to cooperate a bit more than the deluge of Saturday. The second day of Bumbershoot kicked off with the big, warm country rock sounds of Israel Nash. Nash plays very much in the tradition of Neil Young, and marries swelling rock with pedal steelRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2015, Day 1: Atmosphere, Cake, Flying Lotus and Grace Love & The True Loves

Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival was in a time of fairly major transition in 2015, as it entered its 44th year. Many long time fans of the festival wondered how the beloved event would change under the new management of AEG, which penned a five year deal with the nonprofit OneReel after the organization found itself needingRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Nada Surf, Twin Shadow, The Reverend Horton Heat, and more

Well, that’s a wrap on another year! Bumbershoot 2014 closed out with yet another incredible day on Monday, seeing the last good weather before a big rain and the last tour appearance by several bands before heading back to the studio. But the farewells were all in great spirits – fantastic sets abounded throughout theRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: Nada Surf

Labor day weekend in Seattle means only one thing to music fans: Bumbershoot! Each year, crowds pack the Seattle Center to the gills for three days of music, comedy, film, and much, much more in one massive celebration of art, local and otherwise. Once again, KEXP brings you closer to the bands you love withRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2014, Day 3: The Reverend Horton Heat

With a career spanning three decades and eleven studio albums, The Reverend Horton Heat has set the standard for rockabilly music. Texas born singer-songwriter Jim Heath worked behind the scenes as a sound guy for many bands in Dallas before he decided to step into the spotlight and start his own band in 1985. WhenRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Polyrhythmics

Seattle’s own funk masters Polyrhythmics have become well known for their dynamic, hard-hitting live performances and today’s Bumbershoot audience was experience it first hand. Polyrhythmics has made such a huge impact for such a young band, the eight piece orchestra was founded in 2010 by friends Ben Bloom and Grant Schroff. Their impressive roster includesRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: Big Star’s Third

While we consider all our Bumbershoot Music Lounge sessions “special,” there’s something undeniably extra-special about this one. When main songwriter Alex Chilton passed away in 2010, followed shortly by the passing of founding bassist Andy Hummel the same year, most assumed we’d never hear from the legendary band Big Star ever again. (Co-songwriter Chris BellRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2014, Day 2: The Dream Syndicate

Pinch yourself, because this is really happening. Not only are The Dream Syndicate back in Seattle for the first time in 25 years – they also are playing an additional set for the KEXP Music Lounge to bring us as close as possible to this timeless and influential act. From their debut EP through fourRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips have shared the video for the song “Nightmare Field,” a bonus track from their new album, Underneath The Rainbow, out now on VICE Records. Hear an exclusive live session from the ‘Lips this Saturday, March 29th at 3:00 PM PT on KEXP, and catch them tomorrow night at Neumos. [Stereogum]

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 3: The Joy Formidable

As Americans we are no longer surprised by European artists who bring their amazing music to our humble shores. The Joy Formidable is another among the ever-growing list of impressive British talent that has taken the US by storm. In 2007, childhood best friends Rhiannon “Ritzy” Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd left their previous band Sidecar Kisses,Read more…

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